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Illinois Becomes First State To Include The Arts As Weighted Indicator In Public Schools

  • 1.  Illinois Becomes First State To Include The Arts As Weighted Indicator In Public Schools

    Posted 03-19-2020 11:47
    News Release

    Today Illinois made history, becoming the first state in the nation to include the arts as a distinct, weighted indicator of K-12 success in its school accountability system. The arts – dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts – now stand alongside subjects such as math and science in how the state measures the impact of every public school in Illinois."This decision is a monumental win for our children in Illinois," said Arts Alliance Illinois Executive Director, Claire Rice. "The arts teach students to think critically and solve problems creatively. Arts learning also enhances student engagement and helps with social and emotional development. The weighted arts indicator brings us one step closer to ensuring all students experience these benefits of arts education."

    https://showbizchicago.com/illinois-becomes-first-state-to-include-the-arts-as-weighted-indicator-in-public-schools/

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    Michael McDonough
    TRW Asst VP Amateur Licensing
    New York
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  • 2.  RE: Illinois Becomes First State To Include The Arts As Weighted Indicator In Public Schools

    Posted 03-19-2020 17:20
    Fantastic!

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    Kathryn Chapin
    Theater Director/ELA Teacher
    Teton County Schools
    Jackson WY
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  • 3.  RE: Illinois Becomes First State To Include The Arts As Weighted Indicator In Public Schools

    Posted 03-20-2020 08:28
    Bravo! About time. Hopefully it will be recognized in other states.

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    Crit Fisher
    Lighting/Sound Designer
    New Albany High School
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